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The following tracks are available:
THE LIBERTY BELL: a Sousa march, is perhaps best known as the theme tune for the BBC TV series 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'. This is a five part arrangement using two bass and three treble concertinas.
LEA RIGS: A Scottish tune with variations by the Northumbrian Piper Tom Clough. This was originally recorded on the long deleted 'Horsemusic' album. I was accompanied there, as here, by Robin Dransfield on guitar.
LASST UNS ERFREUEN: or the hymn tune 'All Creatures of Our God and King'. This is basically the organ arrangement, a touch of phasing on the concertinas gives it that slightly eerie effect.
COURTLY MASQUEING AYRES: Two early tunes taken from the John Adson collection of 1623.
4th BRANDENBURG CONCERTO (J S Bach): This is a full score recording of the concerto. Principal , 1st and 2nd violins, 1st and 2nd recorders are all played on treble concertinas. Viola and cello parts are played on bass concertinas. I could not find a bass with the range to play the contra bass part so that is played by Rod Argent on Synthesizer. The Continuo was played by Nicholas Kraemer, on a Harpsichord supplied by George Cochran.
About two thirds of this piece was recorded in the early part of 1975, Although it was late 1979 before the whole piece was completed.
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